Infielder Jack Wilson announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday, reports Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
"My wife Julie and our kids and I made that decision together, that this season was going to be my last," Wilson told the Tribune-Review. "We’re retiring officially, right after the Braves win the World Series."
Wilson spent part of the 2012 season as a member of the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old signed with the Braves in January but was released by the club in August after hitting .169/.189/.211 with two extra-base hits in 71 at-bats.
Wilson went on to spend nine seasons with Pittsburgh, hitting .269/.311/.376 while being the club’s primary shortstop. His best season came in 2004 when he hit .308/.335/.459 with 41 doubles, 12 triples and 11 home runs.